If you follow me on Instagram or twitter, you've seen peeks of this already, but I wanted to share here anyways...
I have a new craft fair backdrop!
One of the most enjoyable parts of prepping for this craft fair has been reformatting what I already have to work for new product. I tend to be much more creative when there are parameters so knowing that I had to re-use those teal boards was an exciting challenge for me.
As mentioned on Monday, my original plan was giant, poster-size stamp images. I was going to get each blown-up large and use them to cover the backdrop. But the logistics (of fitting them perfectly, deciding what size to make each) were overwhelming, so instead, I had Office Depot print 10 copies of each stamp on letter size paper.
Then, Tuesday, while watching Dancing with the Stars, I covered each board. This was one of those projects where at first it looks terrible, but it improves as you keep working.
By the end I was nearly dancing with joy (but that might have been more because of the show than the boards...).
I used regular scotch tape to stick the papers to the boards and to each other. The papers that ran off the edge were wrapped around the wood and staple-gunned into place. It's sturdy and, happily, the hinges still work fine so I can fold the two wood pieces and pack this up easily.the same one I have used before, but I painted over the original sunshine yellow felt to make it more of a golden yellow. Yellow and gray are the only colors in the display, which is sort of strange, but they match my new business cards, so I am rolling with it.
It's a little crazy (and might cause eye strain if you look at it for too long) but as mentioned, the tiny stamps need help making an impact and this is going to do it... for sure. I had to laugh that in Monday's post I said I hoped it wouldn't be too cluttered. This is the epitome of clutter. But thankfully, in black and white, it works.
ps... unrelated to a craft fair.. I think this would be an awesome way to "wallpaper" just one wall of a room (for the right person at the right age) with various mantras or words. When I was in high school, this would have been my dream bedroom wall. I wish I could go back and tell 16-year-old-Elise about it.